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Prescriber Checkup

HUMBERTO SIMONETTI M.D.

HOSPITAL SAN LUCAS II LOBBY AVE TITO CASTRO CARR 14 BO MACHUELO

Ponce | Puerto Rico | 00731

(787) 844-2080

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 384

$757K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 384

1,106 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
0% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Puerto Rico
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 14,928 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $45 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Puerto Rico
SIMVASTATIN 1,243 1,113 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,235 1,124 2 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,187 1,003 10 3 10
ATENOLOL 735 659 4 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 639 581 5 5
CARVEDILOL 615 538 6 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 589 508 7 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 552 457 8 21
LISINOPRIL 417 368 9 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 413 361 10 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 397 355 11 22
DIOVAN HCT 393 355 12 66
QUINAPRIL HCL 372 331 13 110
WARFARIN SODIUM 350 293 14 48
DIGOXIN 296 249 15 49
OMEPRAZOLE 286 264 16 8
RANITIDINE HCL 282 258 17 7
FUROSEMIDE 278 234 18 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 264 224 19 29
FENOFIBRATE 259 230 20 53
METFORMIN HCL 251 237 21 2
SYNTHROID 241 193 22 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 207 23 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 198 173 24 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166 136 25 24
PLAVIX 166 134 25 32
SULINDAC 157 141 27 79
COUMADIN 157 127 27 100
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 152 135 29 11
CRESTOR 140 118 30 45
CLOPIDOGREL 139 115 31 30
ASPIRIN EC 132 108 32 31
CARTIA XT 118 103 33 202
GLIPIZIDE 112 112 34 27
GABAPENTIN 109 103 35 4
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 88 36 137
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 73 37 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85 79 38 19
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 72 39 105
VERAPAMIL ER 81 66 40 41
LANSOPRAZOLE 80 67 41 86
SERTRALINE HCL 79 74 42 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 74 43 43
MECLIZINE HCL 72 69 44 73
GLIPIZIDE XL 71 57 45 115
VYTORIN 71 56 45 99
TRICOR 70 53 47 123
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 66 48 224
CILOSTAZOL 67 67 49 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 63 49 18
JANUMET 66 52 51 116
DIOVAN 66 56 51 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 65 53 25
NITROSTAT 63 57 54 199
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 30 55 88
ZETIA 52 52 56 69
AMIODARONE HCL 50 35 57 220
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.